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  • Post political columnist David Broder dies

    03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 63 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein
    David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
  • John McCain, your country is calling (WaPo cheers for McCain to pick next GOP presidential nominee)

    08/27/2010 4:49:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-27 | David S. Broder
    Now that John McCain has taken care of his political business in Arizona, it is time for him to return to Washington and the responsibilities he bears as a leader of the Republican Party and the nation. (snip) One of the conspicuous failings in the past few years has been the absence of a second party making principled decisions on when to support and when to oppose the president. McCain has the best opportunity -- and the best credentials -- to restore this. (snip) It is up to McCain to choose when and how to exert the influence he commands......
  • Criminal Violence on the Border

    07/20/2010 7:49:28 PM PDT · by TruthOnTheBorder · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/20/10 | Truth On The Border
    The following is from a retired Border Patrol agent who specialized in criminal intelligence. If you choose to watch the video, please be warned that it is extremely graphic.
  • Democrat Senate Candidate Blumenthal Lied About Vietnam Record

    05/17/2010 7:57:24 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 17 replies · 583+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | May 17, 2010 | Neoavatara
    Can Democrats possibly screw up the 2010 election any more? Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who replaced Chris Dodd as the Democrat candidate for Senator from Connecticut, today was outed as a potential liar, on of all things, his military record in Vietnam. From the New York Times, no less:
  • Emanuel and His 'Advisers'

    03/04/2010 7:38:19 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 3 replies · 646+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3.4.10 | David Broder
    WASHINGTON -- In the space of 10 days, thanks in no small part to my own newspaper, The Washington Post, the president of the United States has been portrayed as a weakling and a chronic screw-up who is wrecking his administration despite everything that his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, can do to make things right. This remarkable fiction began unfolding on Feb. 21 in the Post op-ed column of my friend Dana Milbank, who wrote that "Obama's first year fell apart in large part because he didn't follow his chief of staff's advice on crucial matters. Arguably, Emanuel is...
  • Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism

    02/11/2010 7:39:54 AM PST · by pillut48 · 64 replies · 1,629+ views
    WAPO ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | David Broder
    "I want to speak up for the American people and say: No, we really do have some good common-sense solutions. I can be a messenger for that. Don't have to have a title to do it." This is a pitch-perfect recital of the populist message that has worked in campaigns past. There are times when the American people are looking for something more: for an Eisenhower, who liberated Europe; an FDR or a Kennedy or a Bush, all unashamed aristocrats; or an Obama, with eloquence and brains. But in the present mood of the country, Palin is by all odds...
  • Napolitano's 'no drama' competence shows her potential [Hilarious!!!]

    01/02/2010 12:49:30 AM PST · by Enchante · 35 replies · 1,380+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/01/2010 | David Broder
    "It came as no surprise to anyone who knows her that Napolitano handled the incident and its aftermath with aplomb. In the years I have known her, she has managed every challenge that has come her way with the same calm command that she showed in this instance. If there is anyone in the administration who embodies President Obama's preference for quiet competence with "no drama," it is Janet Napolitano."
  • David Loves Janet

    01/01/2010 10:25:05 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 555+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/1/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Washington Post columnist David Broder writes a love note to Janet Napolitano Most Americans got their first prolonged look at Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, last weekend. After a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam ignited a concealed fuse as the plane approached Detroit for a landing, apparently intending to blow it up and kill all aboard, it fell to Napolitano to take charge of the federal response. It came as no surprise to anyone who knows her that Napolitano handled the incident and its aftermath with aplomb. In the years I have known her, she...
  • Democrats bail on Obama, and it may get worse

    12/21/2009 6:19:31 AM PST · by bilhosty · 26 replies · 1,751+ views
    Gwinnett Post ^ | Dec 19, 2009 | David Broder
    In the last year or so of George W. Bush’s second term, commentators used to talk a lot about the conspicuous scarcity of other Republicans willing to stand up and defend him. I never thought we’d see Barack Obama face the same problem before his first year was over. But as Obama’s approval scores — 50 percent in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll — sink, it is getting harder and harder to find a full-throated supporter of the president. You need go no further from here than the op-ed page of Thursday’s Washington Post to see what I mean....
  • Obama Faces A Year Of Living Dangerously

    12/04/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | DAVID S. BRODER
    It is now as certain as anything can be in politics that 2010 will be a painful year for Democrats — a year of high unemployment, staggering deficits and a growing list of casualties from an unresolved war. Inside the Obama administration, that fact — and its implication of a sharply reduced congressional majority — is acknowledged. Strategy sessions now turn to the chance of curing some or all of these liabilities before the president faces the voters in 2012. The economic calamity has been evident for more than a year. The housing bubble collapsed before Obama was even elected...
  • A heavy question on the fitness of our politics

    10/11/2009 6:46:52 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 9 replies · 510+ views
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 10/11/2009 | David Broder
    Every time you think politics has hit a new low, it finds a way to go lower. I thought we had reached the nadir last month when Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted "You lie!" at President Barack Obama while he was speaking to a joint session of Congress. But then The New York Times caught me up on what has been happening in New Jersey. Campaigns there are rarely elevated affairs, but the battle between Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Christopher Christie has sunk to new depths. As the Times pointed out, a television ad for...
  • A Scary Season For Obama

    08/30/2009 8:55:33 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 75 replies · 2,551+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2009 | David Broder
    I hope that President Obama and his family enjoyed their week's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, because what he faces on his return to Washington is sheer hell. Obama confronted a daunting situation when he took office back in January, with a sickening economic slide and the real threat of financial crisis. But he was buoyed then by the momentum of his historic election victory and the widespread hope that it stirred -- even among those who had not voted for him. He launched a series of ambitious initiatives and, while only the economic stimulus package came to quick fruition, there...
  • Hiding a Mountain Of Debt

    03/29/2009 5:53:50 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 985+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2009 | David S. Broder
    With a bit of bookkeeping legerdemain borrowed from the Bush administration, the Democratic Congress is about to perform a cover-up on the most serious threat to America's economic future. That threat is not the severe recession, tough as that is for the families and businesses struggling to make ends meet. In time, the recession will end, and last week's stock market performance hinted that we may not have to wait years for the recovery to begin. The real threat is the monstrous debt resulting from the slump in revenue and the staggering sums being committed by Washington to rescuing embattled...
  • Opinion: Looks like the honeymoon is over for Obama

    03/18/2009 10:27:00 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 33 replies · 1,369+ views
    The Daily Republic ^ | Today | David Broder
    Opinion: Looks like the honeymoon is over for Obama David Broder The Daily Republic Published Wednesday, March 18, 2009 WASHINGTON — Two months into his presidency, it is far too soon to make any judgments about Barack Obama’s prospects. All we really know is that he has assembled the rudiments of an administration and launched a batch of ambitious but unproven initiatives. But it is not too soon to say that the Obama honeymoon period is over. His critics in Washington and around the world have found their voices, and they are subjecting his administration to the kind of skeptical...
  • The honeymoon is over (Says David Broder!)

    03/15/2009 6:33:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 33 replies · 1,713+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sunday, 03.15.09 | DAVID S. BRODER
    <p>Two months into his presidency, it is far too soon to make any judgments about Barack Obama's prospects.</p> <p>All we really know is that he has assembled the rudiments of an administration and launched a batch of ambitious but unproven initiatives.</p>
  • David Broder: End of the Honeymoon

    03/14/2009 5:22:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 2,385+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2009 | David S. Broder
    Two months into his presidency, it is far too soon to make any judgments about Barack Obama's prospects. All we really know is that he has assembled the rudiments of an administration and launched a batch of ambitious but unproven initiatives. But it is not too soon to say that the Obama honeymoon is over. His critics in Washington and around the world have found their voices, and they are subjecting his administration to the kind of skeptical questioning that is normal for chief executives once they settle into their jobs. Obama still enjoys broad public support, but it is...
  • Lightweight Burris Just Part of the Spectacle

    01/01/2009 10:00:49 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 916+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 01, 2009 | David Broder
    And then Tuesday, we learned that Roland Burris, a guy who has been hanging around in Illinois politics for decades, saw in all of this an opportunity to vault himself into the Senate -- no matter what Obama and every other Democrat from Springfield to Washington thought. Everyone, including Obama, has been exceedingly polite in their public comments about Burris. I have known him for years and I like him. But I have never been confused about the level of his talent. He was elected as far back as 1978 as state comptroller and stayed in that low-visibility office for...
  • Good Time For a Brainy President - Hurl Alert!

    11/27/2008 3:00:40 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 123 replies · 1,927+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/27/2008 | David Broder
    exerpt: But I am struck by how lucky this country is, at the moment, that the president-elect is a super-smart person like Barack Obama. With each passing day, it becomes more evident that even the smartest and most experienced managers of the American economy are struggling to understand -- and fix -- what has gone wrong in our markets.
  • Broder: "No Such Thing" as Media Bias

    09/24/2008 10:15:05 PM PDT · by God Dem American · 61 replies · 1,297+ views
    News Radio 1200 WOAI.com ^ | 9/24/08 | Jim Forsyth
    David Broder, the Washington Post political editor who is considered the Dean of American political reporters told Trinity University students here that there is no such thing as 'media bias,' 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports. "I have spent almost fifty years of my life covering campaigns with other people," Broder told 1200 WOAI news. "I don't think there is a serious problem with ideological or political bias." Broder's comments come as the issue of media bias has become a key issue in the Presidential race. John McCain's campaign manager called out the New York Times earlier this week, saying the...
  • Granite State Nail-Biter (Sununu rises from the grave)

    08/24/2008 5:42:54 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 27 replies · 656+ views
    washington post. ^ | August 24, 2008 | David Broder
    When Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, lists the November races that will swell his party's majority, New Hampshire is one of the first he brags about. Here on the ground, it looks a lot less certain that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen will cut short the promising career of Sen. John Sununu, namesake son of a White House chief of staff under the first President Bush. Shaheen, a former governor who lost a close race to Sununu six years ago in an environment much more hospitable to Republicans, was a double-digit favorite early...